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2012 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: Third Round

Miami has proven to be as deadly as ever even without Chris Bosh running up and down the court. (

Four teams remain in the NBA. It’s the Celtics and Heat, both with injury problems, and the Spurs and Thunder, both with plenty of stars. Both series promise to be loaded with intrigue, so let’s get to it.

It’s looking a lot like the Heat and Spurs will meet in the Finals; all of our panelists have unanimously selected those two to do so. So in jostling for position in the standings, it’s a matter of picking how long it will take those two.

Overall, the panelists think the Celtics and Thunder will give their opponents a run for their money; four of five pick each series to go at least six games.

So check below for the complete picks, and check back once the Conference Championships are set for the results.

Name Aryeh Edward John Josh Nick
Heat vs
Winner Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
6 7 5 6 6
Spurs vs
Winner Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs
4 6 7 7 7
Total Points 25 24 25 22 23

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